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3 years ago 0 MeghanK 1 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
I'm coming up on a month of not smoking, I accidentally quit. Something had happened medically that made me stay away from a cigarettes for a few days, a few days then turned into a few weeks. And here we are, almost a month later. Man, do I want a cigarette. I see people smoking in their cars, on tv, and I just want one so bad. But I won't pick up a cigarette because of what quitting has done to me. Right now, quitting smoking was a terrible choice. I have a face that gets red all the time; rashy & itchy. My allergies are so bad that I have to go for allergy testing next week, I tried to drink a beer the other night and I couldn't even get more than 3 sips sow without getting a headache and nauseous. I have no energy, I'm exhausted, my eyes are so dry I can barely stand my contacts. So most of my weekends consists of me laying down on the couch, watching tv because I don't even have the energy to go out, nevermind get to enjoy a drink with my friends. The doctors say I'm having a very tough time with quitting, it's not agreeing with me. This doesn't include the allergic reactions that I had to the albuterol inhaler, the e-vapor that I was so excited to use and spent money on. Can't use that. I feel like I'm in prison. I felt better when I smoked a pack every 5 days. Has anyone else experienced any of this?? I'm so tired of feeling like crap
Penitent
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3 years ago 0 Penitent 879 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Lots of good information in this thread for those who might be struggling with their quit.
 
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11 years ago 0 lillyput 222 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hello Cowboy, I see you have 45 days that�s quite a number of day�s to have under your belt. I bet you are feeling healthier already, don�t worry too much about down the road just take 1 day at a time it will get easier and you will feel better. Be proud of yourself for taking that important step to be smoke free No one said it was going to be easy but anything worth having is worth working. N.O.P.E. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/2/2008 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 70 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 2,100 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �766.50 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 9 [B]Hrs:[/B] 16 [B]Mins:[/B] 55 [B]Seconds:[/B] 41
Tom
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11 years ago 0 Tom 1148 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hello Cowboy, I'll just add my two cents. It got easier for me when I realized I was never smoking again. After that I was only fighting one demon and that evenned out the odds and it's been easier ever since. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]3/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 237 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 4,740 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $995.40 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 38 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 50 [B]Seconds:[/B] 9
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11 years ago 0 Lou 62 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hey Cowboy, You want to know when does it get easier? It gets easier every day my friend. Just cross off those days on the calendar every day and you will feel the results with pride and satisfaction. Take it from me, check out my stats, I want to inspire you. Or check out the Stats Parade - the Big List. Then you will really be motivated! Go big! Louise [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]3/21/2003 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1654 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 33,080 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $14,059.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 218 [B]Hrs:[/B] 22 [B]Mins:[/B] 46 [B]Seconds:[/B] 2
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Penitent
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11 years ago 0 Penitent 1652 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
In time it will get easier. How quickly will depend on how positive and how committed you are to be rid of the addiction and all that goes with it. "A positive mind leads to an easier life" Good Luck :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/18/2004 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1225 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 24,500 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �6,125.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 196 [B]Hrs:[/B] 18 [B]Mins:[/B] 4 [B]Seconds:[/B] 51
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SillyHabbit
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11 years ago 0 SillyHabbit 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
hellow cowboy, you need to celebrate your 42 days, wow!! what an achievement.. i know what you are talking about when you get tired of fighting and when you feel it isnt getting easier .. but is it not? i think it does get easier but our will for fighting is softened with time .. think back at times when the need for this addiction has affected you negatively and remind yourself of why you quit in the first place .. and belive me it does get easier , there will come a time when you won't think of it at all.. but i strongly advice of changing your routine drastically , take on a new challenging hobby , joing a club , travel with someone you enjoy their company etc.. HANG ON THERE YOU ARE NEARLY THERE!! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]8/15/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 11 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 88 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8.80 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 22 [B]Mins:[/B] 50 [B]Seconds:[/B] 9
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12 years ago 0 mercy 1543 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hi cowboy, Shame on me for not checking out the chewers corner. chewers ..... smokers...who cares...we're all addicted to nicotine. I think it is one day at a time no matter how you take in the posion. We all find other avenues to curb the craves. Some use gum..candy..straws...water bottles....power walks....whatever. Your doing so good. 42 days!! Wow. If you look back... it really is easier now than when you first started. It just doesn't seem that way. Reflect. Our improvment comes so slow....that...unless we step back and reflect we don't see how far we've come. How are you doing now? Mercy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]1/21/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 164 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 3,280 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $733.08 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 21 [B]Hrs:[/B] 14 [B]Mins:[/B] 16 [B]Seconds:[/B] 22
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12 years ago 0 Mister Ed 5009 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Little by little, it gets better. And yes, it is very worth it. If a Horse can do it, then so can a Cowboy! :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]2/13/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 505 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 15,150 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] �3,787.50 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 81 [B]Hrs:[/B] 3 [B]Mins:[/B] 46 [B]Seconds:[/B] 57
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12 years ago 0 Infinite_D 80 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Cowboy. I'm happy to see you again! Yes, it does get easier and no you will not always have that nagging feeling begging you to satisfy the craving just one more time. It will also become easier standing in line at the grocery store! Of course, whatever coping mechanisms we chose in our quits is a personal matter. However, I, like you, used herbal alternatives such as Smokey Mountain. Just to offer a suggestion, you can buy it online, if it helps avoid having to stare at the cans of the real stuff at all. I'd be happy to try to help in any way I can, but, you have the motivation, reasons and desire or you wouldn't be back again. Best of luck to you - you can do it! :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]5/21/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 772 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 16,212 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $849.20 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 101 [B]Hrs:[/B] 10 [B]Mins:[/B] 22 [B]Seconds:[/B] 15

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